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Annual General Meeting Statement

10 May 2017

Be Heard Group plc (AIM: BHRD), the digital marketing services group, will hold its Annual General Meeting today at 9.30am at Lewis Silkin LLP, 5 Chancery Lane, London EC4A 1BL. Peter Scott, the company's Executive Chairman, will make the following statement:

"2017 has started well and Be Heard is trading in line with the Board's expectations. MMT in particular is growing strongly as Group cross referrals start to impact.

New business wins this year include Cath Kidston, BDO and Brakes at agenda21, PPG, Sense, Save the Children and Gowling WLG at MMT Digital and Clyde & Co, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and ACCA at Kameleon.

We have also made further progress broadening existing client relationships with Vodafone, Essilor, Northumbria Water, Wiltshire Farm Foods and BDO served by two or more partners within the Group.

In February, we acquired a 75% stake in Freemavens, an analytics and insight consultancy, which provides an entry point into big data and analytics and brings a number of new clients into the Group including Unilever, Barclays, Channel 4 and RNLI.

Key product developments in 2017 include a new Artificial Intelligence-optimised media trading service at agenda21, enhancing its ability to maximise clients' Return on Investment from digital media.

Industry citations include two awards in online marketing platform Kentico's Site of the Year Awards for MMT and a bronze award at the Brand Film Festival for Kameleon. agenda21 achieved Gold Accreditation in the IPA Continuous Professional Development scheme, the only new agency to do so in 2017.

We continue to explore a strong and growing pipeline of earnings enhancing acquisition opportunities in line with our strategy of building a high-performance pure-play digital marketing services group."

 

For further information, please contact:

Be Heard Group plc
Peter Scott, Executive Chairman
Robin Price, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
+44 20 3828 6269
   
Numis
Nick Westlake / Kevin Cruickshank (Nominated Advisor)
James Black (Corporate Broker)
+44 20 7260 1000
   
Dowgate
James Serjeant
+44 20 3903 7715
   
Bell Pottinger (Financial PR)
Elly Williamson
Molly Stewart
+44 20 3772 2578

 

Notes to Editors:

About Be Heard Group plc

Be Heard Group plc (AIM:BHRD) is a digital marketing services group operating at the intersection of marketing, technology and e-commerce. Our vision is to build an agile interconnected group focused on helping clients maximise their return-on-investment from digital marketing. To achieve this, we acquire and connect best-in-class partner companies spanning key digital disciplines, providing management experience, access to deeper resources and a strong platform for growth.

Our four partners today are:

Agenda 21 Digital Holding Limited ('agenda21'), a digital media and analytics agency, which became a partner on admission in November 2015 www.agenda21digital.com

MMT Limited ('MMT Digital'), a user experience ("UX"), design and build agency, which became a partner in May 2016 www.mmtdigital.co.uk

Kameleon Worldwide Limited ('Kameleon'), a content marketing agency, which became a partner in December 2016 www.kameleon.co.uk

Freemavens Limited ('Freemavens'), a data-driven analytics and insight consultancy, which became a partner in February 2017 www.freemavens.com

www.beheardgroup.com

@Be_Heard_Group

 

 

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